This class covers a variety of mathematical concepts and techniques critical to computer science. After successfully completing this class, students should be able to:
The following textbook is required for this course:
Your final score is based on the following weighted components:
* see below for clarification of the participation component.
And here's the grade scale applied to the final, aggregate score:
There will be approximately 10 homework assignments. All assignment problem sets will be posted on the course website and submitted via Blackboard. Assignment submissions must be typed up (diagrams may be created in your diagramming software of choice) and in PDF form. Scans of handwritten work will not be accepted. All assignments are equally weighted.
The instructor will be keeping track of in-lecture participation, and students who consistently attend live lecture and regularly participate (either via voice or text chat, in an online format) throughout the semester will receive full points for participation.
In the event that a student does not have full points for participation by the end of the semester, the worth of the final exam will be increased to allow the student to potentially make up those lost points. For example, if a student receives 5/10 for participation, the final exam will be worth 30% of their final score.
All exams in the class will be open-book, open-notes, and comprehensive. If you need to miss a midterm exam for a legitimate reason, the final exam score can be used to replace the missed exam score.
An assignment is late if it is not turned in by 11:59PM of the due date. Late assignments, unless cleared in advance with the instructor, are subject to a 5% reduction in points per each day late. After 1 week (7 days) past the due date, an assignment will not receive any points at all.
You are welcome to discuss assignments with classmates, but all final work must be your own. For details on what constitutes academic dishonesty, consult the university's Code of Academic Honesty at https://web.iit.edu/student-affairs/handbook/fine-print/code-academic-honesty. Any confirmed cases of academic dishonesty will be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org, and any work involved will, at the very least, will receive a reduction in grade deemed appropriate by the instructor.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with documented disabilities. In order to receive accommodations, students must obtain a letter of accommodation from the Center for Disability Resources. The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is located in Life Sciences Room 218, telephone 312 567.5744 or email@example.com.